My background as a researcher is in the field of library & information science. I’ve worked as a research librarian since 2008 — though that role has overlapped with my work in faculty development since 2020. These are a few of my selected recent presentations. (Click on my CV above for a full list of presentations.)
You’ll notice that the themes and theories behind my work in library & information science intersect closely with those in my faculty development work.
Data, Brave Spaces, and the Public Sphere. Karen Sobel & Zachary Newell
BOBCATSSS Mini Information Conference 2022 (The Hague, Netherlands; online). Winner: Best Presentation. November 2022.
Building a Community to Foster Your Professional Growth. Karen Sobel, Zahra Kamarei, Kate Silton, and Erin Richter-Weikum
Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section. March 2021.
Building a Program of Inclusive Practice. Karen Sobel & Zachary Newell.
Association for Learning Development in Higher Education conference. Online (sponsored by ALDinHE, UK). May 2020.
Emotional Labor in Library Instruction: Impact, Struggle, and Strategies. Lorrie Evans & Karen Sobel.
Association for Learning Development in Higher Education Conference. Online (hosted in the United Kingdom). May 2020.